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Old 01-30-2017, 02:59 PM
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Recently my 11year old son saw some RC boats being run on a local pond, he was memorized. I explained that a long time ago I also had two boats, a SK Daddle 40 and a Miss Unlimited. Since the day at the pond he has asked me all sorts of questions and is showing signs of possible RC Infection. While I know you can still buy both those kit is there anything similar out on the market. I used to love the Sport 40's stuff, and I have no issue working with wood.

Should I just buy another SK Daddle? or is there another V/Mono hull that would be a better choice. I would even be ok working from plans (I'm a mechanical engineer). If I were to go with the SK Daddle what is the best running gear set up? I've searched around and there are lots of options.

Lastly, Im not looking to race, but a fast lake pond boat would be a lot of fun. Stability, and ease of operation are key. And No I Don't want electric. I want my son to smell NITRO.

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Old 01-31-2017, 07:14 AM
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http://www.dumasproducts.com/product...roducts_id=416


http://www.dumasproducts.com/product...roducts_id=417


Still can buy from here but stock is limited on some of the old kits.

Could help him do a build that is entry level, with a Norvel .074 it will do 25 mph +

http://www.dumasproducts.com/product...roducts_id=202

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORVEL-BIG-M...wAAOSw1x1UOmKr

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Old 01-31-2017, 08:08 AM
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His skill level is almost irrelevant as I will be doing most of the building, He will be "ASSISTING" as mommy doesnt like the idea of him working with knives ans saws
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We look forward to your build and post a vid once you have it up and running will be a real treat!
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What about this, with a .45:
http://zippkits.com/~zippkits/index....roducts_id=260

It would be fast enough to make it fun, slow enough to be safe for your helper and big enough to run on small lakes or large ponds. Upsize later, when the skills to handle it are there, to a gas engine or a .67 or larger nitro engine and it would be a serious speedboat as well
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the Zipkit mono hull is a good buy and you would have heaps of fun driving this around the lake / pond. its a 46 inch mono so if your going Nitro i would sugest you fit atleast 46 to 67 even an 80 to 90 if you have the nerves. so what size engine were you thinking of ?

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